Research Support Officer, School of Computer Science and Information Technology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: University College Cork, MUNSTER
Deadline: 27 Jan 2023

30 month, Fixed Term Whole-time Post

Position Summary

The School of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT) at UCC is part of four major Irish SFI-funded national Research Centres, including CONNECT, the Centre for Future Networks & Communications. We are now looking to fill a Research Support Officer position on a Horizon Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking Project called CLEVER. This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and inclusive research team at CSIT, University College Cork (UCC), working within the large-scale national CONNECT Research Centre, and under the supervision of two well-known academics in the area of security and networking.

The CLEVER project’s overall aim is propose a series of innovations that revolutionize the ability of edge computing platforms to operate in a federated manner, leveraging sparse resources that are coordinated to create a powerful pool of resources, especially for massive Internet of Things (mIoT) or massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). A key part of UCC’s role is to create a trust framework for data processing and a middleware for secure onboarding of devices at the edge.

Applicants are invited from those with a Ph.D. qualification and publications in a directly relevant area such as security for embedded/edge systems. This a senior role and applicants must have significant postdoctoral experience in addition to industry experience.

The Research Support Officer will be expected to make significant contributions to the research agenda of the CLEVER project, working closely with the Principal Investigators Professors Sreenan and Roedig and with academic and industry collaborators. The appointee will be expected to represent UCC as needed in project meetings. In line with our Athena SWAN ambitions we especially encourage women to apply for this position. 

Post Duration: 30 months

Salary: €58,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project: Collaborative edge-cLoud continuum and Embedded AI for a Visionary industry of thE futuRe (CLEVER) 

For an information package including further details of the post see  

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Cormac Sreenan, School of Computer Science & IT, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4205930; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 27 January 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


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